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Harry Umeda Interview

Date: June 18, 2009
Location: Bloomington, Minnesota
Videographer: Dana Hoshide
Densho ID: ddr-densho-1014-10
01:50:03
20 segments
Nisei male. Born May 12, 1915, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento, where parents ran a successful farm. Drafted into the military in 1941, prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Served in the Military Intelligence Service, interrogating Japanese prisoners of war in New Guinea and the Philippines. After returning to the U.S., settled in Minneapolis, Minnesota, heading the accounting departments in various hospitals. Mr. Umeda passed away on February 25, 2012.
This interview is part of the Twin Cities JACL Collection. Visit Densho for more information.

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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Family background Segment 1 of 20 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Description of siblings, family farm Segment 2 of 20 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Attending grammar school, Japanese language school Segment 3 of 20 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Recreational activities: hunting Segment 4 of 20 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota An emotional time: passing of mother Segment 5 of 20 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Relationship with two Kibei older brothers Segment 6 of 20 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Father's legacy: establishing a successful farm Segment 7 of 20 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Brother's family story Segment 8 of 20 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Drafted in 1941, separated with other Nisei soldiers and sent to the infantry Segment 9 of 20 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Training with the Military Intelligence Service Language School Segment 10 of 20 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota First combat experience, interrogating prisoners Segment 11 of 20 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Hearing harrowing stories told by Japanese prisoners Segment 12 of 20 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Encountering prejudice when receiving medical treatment Segment 13 of 20 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Interrogating prisoners under heavy guard Segment 14 of 20 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Ongoing nightmares following a disturbing wartime experience Segment 15 of 20 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Eloping in 1941 Segment 16 of 20 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Returning to the U.S., running the accounting department in a prestigious hospital Segment 17 of 20 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Raising children Segment 18 of 20 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Involvement in Japanese American community groups Segment 19 of 20 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Bloomington, Minnesota Reflections Segment 20 of 20 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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